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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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RECENT NEWS:

NiallFest2018 celebrating the work of Niall O’Murchadha (UCC Physics).

http://www.physics.ucc.ie/NiallFest2018/

Niall with Kip Thorne Nobel laureate in Physics

 

Participants enjoying the sunshine in UCC at NiallFest2018

UCC invests in atmospheric monitoring station

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/experts-act-to-monitor-degraded-air-quality-in-cork-city-1.3511748

https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/cork-air-pollution-monitor-to-take-most-detailed-measurements-yet-471215.html

Physics News

Ancient natural fission reactor offers clues on how to store modern nuclear waste
Posted on August 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm

A team of researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and Washington University has learned […]

Protons may have an outsize influence on the properties of neutron stars and other neutron-rich objects
Posted on August 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Neutron stars are the smallest, densest stars in the universe, born out of the gravitational […]

Magnetic vortices observed in haematite
Posted on August 13, 2018 at 2:34 pm

Vortices are common in nature, but their formation can be hampered by long range forces. In work […]

Breaking down the Wiedemann-Franz law
Posted on August 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm

A study exploring the coupling between heat and particle currents in a gas of strongly interacting […]